Someone to Trust

Someone to Trust

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"During a rare white Christmas at Brambledean Court, the widow Elizabeth, Lady Overfield, defies convention by falling in love with a younger man in the latest novel in the Westcott series. After her husband's passing, Elizabeth Overfield decides that she must enter into another suitable marriage. That, however, is the last thing on her mind when she meets Colin Handrich, Lord Hodges, at the Westcott Christmas house party. She simply enjoys his company as they listen to carolers on Christmas Eve, walk home from church together on Christmas morning, and engage in a spirited snowball fight in the afternoon. Both are surprised when their sled topples them into a snowbank and they end up sharing an unexpected kiss. They know there is no question of any relationship between them, for she is nine years older than he. They return to London the following Season, both committed to finding other, more suitable matches. Still they agree to share one waltz at each ball they attend. This innocuous agreement proves to be one that will topple their worlds, as each dance steadily ensnares them in a romance that forces the two to question what they are willing to sacrifice for love."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ℗♭2018
ISBN: 9781432856991
1432856995
Branch Call Number: L FICTION BALOGH 2018
Characteristics: pages cm

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Patricia_T
Mar 13, 2019

Another excellent book from Mary Balogh in this series, an involved story with many twists and turns, but an absolutely compelling read.

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AConsolver
Jan 10, 2019

3 Stars - I recommend if you enjoy historical romance. This is the fifth book in the series.

Elizabeth Overfield has been married before. Her first husband was abusive, and she was able to escape his clutches. After years of healing she is ready to enter into the "marriage mart" again. Colin Handrich is also ready to look for a spouse, but doesn't find any of the ladies he meets very compatible to his life. He does however, find Elizabeth to be a good companion. However, she's nine years older than he is, and not a suitable match. After a shared kiss, they part ways agreeing to look for more suitable people in London. Their agreement to save a waltz for each other at each dance however, may disrupt their marriage plans.

At first I loooooved this book. I adored the chemistry between Elizabeth and Colin. They were so bantery and fun. It was so festive that it took place partly at Christmas as well! I thought that their age difference was really kind of appealing... but then at some point it became kind of convoluted and overly dramatic for me. So much mis-communication and thing after thing put in their way. Any sort of passion or chemistry that they had felt diminished by the end of the book, which was such a bummer. Which is crazy, because the whole waltzing thing was so sort of fun and there was so much chemistry! I was really hoping to love this one, but I didn't love it nearly as much as the other books in the series.

Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Dec 09, 2018

I enjoy Mary Balogh's romances quite a bit -- they are very old-fashioned, compared to some of the (unabashedly!) anachronistic historical romance that is published today, while Balogh's books, to me, feel like more modern (but not too modern) versions of Georgette Heyer. I'm thoroughly enjoying her Westcott series (of which this is the fifth book) -- the most complicated part of each novel is figuring out the family connections, because they're very complex and I manage to forget them in-between each book. But once you've got that figured out, you're good to go. This one is a fun installment -- it starts out as a Christmas romance (so, a good read for right now!) though it progresses later in the year, and features an older woman/younger man set-up, which is refreshing due to its rarity in historicals. While this isn't my favorite Balogh by any stretch (see the Bedwyn Saga for all of her best work!), it was the perfect read for a recent plane ride, and it receives bonus points for making this cold-hearted librarian cry.

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Joslibrary9226
Oct 22, 2018

Up to "Someone to Trust" by Mary Balogh - there was always a LARGE PRINT version available. Is the fact she has a different publisher for above novel the reason this novel is not offered in LARGE PRINT?

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